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Forgiveness Towards Reconciliation

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It is due to the fallen nature of men to get hurt so easily. We are so much inclined with our emotions that once we were aggravated, insulted, offended intentionally or unintentionally, we tend to strike back for revenge.

That’s why our English Dictionary contains a lot of hateful words, like abomination, anger, animosity, bitterness, condemnation, hatred, resentment, repugnant, spiteful, etc. I remember a quote from The Fault in our Stars “That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt”. Although it is talking about the pain of cancer in that movie, it can be mistakenly interrelated to hate. There's also the infamous saying an eye to an eye, a tooth for a tooth”.

            To cause pain is not the way to get even to a person that wronged you. Forgiveness is.

            Sounds hard isn’t it? Yes. But you know that if you are not in good terms to someone, if you hate someone so much; it is as if your chest is about to explode, you can’t breathe, it is suffocating, you can’t think straight. Everything is not working properly like it should be and the more heated exchanges you have, the angrier you become. Resentment is a poison. It will just consume you.

Learn to forgive instead. Let Jesus Christ be our own model of forgiveness. He has all the right to strike back when he was accused falsely, when he was mocked, insulted, and even crucified to the cross when He is innocent. But what Jesus did instead in Luke 23:33-34 (NIV) "When they came to a place called the Skull, there they crucified him, along with the criminals – one on his right, the other on his left, Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” He asked the Lord for the forgiveness of His transgressors.

Forgiveness is the most effective way of freeing oneself from the burden. Colossians 3:13 (NIV) says, “Bear with each other and forgive one another. If any of you has a grievance against someone, forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

God is forgiving and merciful. He commanded us to love one another. Draw your strength from Him. Be humble enough to initiate the forgiveness of others with their trespasses. Make amends. Don’t be under the snares of hate. You will be surprised that once you do it, the burden has been uplifted and it brings peace in your life.

Jessie Dericto, 28 years old is a Freelance Writer, Blogger, Virtual Assistant and a nursing mom. She is also into news and trends, fashion, photography, painting, and sketching. She loves sensible talks, long walks and activities that will enrich both the mind and soul.

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